The aim of Occupational therapy is to enable people to actively participate in their lives as best they can.
Our occupational therapists use a strengths-based approach to assessing, designing goals, and implementing interventions to support your child and your family. Our therapy is predominantly play-based which makes sense to us because play is the main occupation of childhood.
As occupational therapists we are trained at looking at the supports and barriers to a person’s engagement and participation including thinking about:
- the person’s skills and abilities, strengths and motivations,
- the environments they are involved in, and,
- the activities they are needing and wanting to do.
Interventions may include:
- Discussions and suggestions for strategies that will help your child develop the skills they need,
- Working with your child to develop the confidence to try new things,
- Support to adapt activities so that your child is able to do them, and,
- Support to adapt the environments so that your child can do their very best.
What intervention may look like:
- Parent-child sessions,
- Parent sessions for occupational performance coaching, and/or,
- Team discussion with educators, speech pathologist, music therapy, psychologists etc
At the present moment, our Occupational Therapy waiting list is closed.